Nominate Graduate Students to Meet Nobel Laureates

October 1, 2010

Each year Nobel laureates and graduate students from across the world meet in Lindau, Germany to talk science and network in an open, informal manner. Nominations for the June 26-July 1, 2011 meeting are due November 1, 2010.

New Application Forms for 2011

October 1, 2010

Beginning this month, NIH will begin adding a new form package, referred to as ADOBE-FORMS-B1, to all funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). Before applying, return to your FOA and download the correct form package.

OER Congratulates Recent Nobel and Lasker Award Winners

October 1, 2010

This year several NIH-funded scientists won prestigious awards for their contributions to the understanding of cellular mechanisms and treatment of disease. Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry and Drs. Douglas Coleman and Jeffrey Friedman received Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Awards.

Act Now to Retain Your Commons Citations

October 1, 2010

Are you an eRA Commons user who has used the Publications page of your Personal Profile to store your professional citation information? If you have manually entered any citation information into eRA Commons, you must transfer this information by October 22 to a My NCBI account in order to retain it.

Understanding the Impact of ARRA

October 1, 2010

I am thrilled that as of the last day of September, 2010, NIH has completely obligated all $10.4B we received as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Thanks to the hard work of the extramural community–the investigators, reviewers, NIH staff, applicant organizations, professional societies and others–we have invested in thousands of biomedical research projects, each with the potential to affect the health of the nation, literally and economically.

Grants World Blog

October 1, 2010

Looking for up-to-date information on grants-related topics? The Grants Management Line of Business, a multi-agency initiative sponsored by the Office of Management and Budget, has started a new blog called Grants World. Check out the blog for information on what is being done about improper payments made by the Federal government, a description of recent … Continue reading “Grants World Blog”

Podcasts: Study Section Mechanics and Scoring Your Application

October 1, 2010

Our All About Grants podcast series continues with: Dr. Alan Willard, Chief of the Scientific Review Branch at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, who discusses what goes on during a study section meeting in “The Ins and Outs of a Study Section Meeting.” And Dr. Sally Amero, NIH Review Policy Officer, who … Continue reading “Podcasts: Study Section Mechanics and Scoring Your Application”

Protecting Human Research Participants Tutorial Now Available in Spanish

October 1, 2010

The OER Protecting Human Research Participants online tutorial is now available in a Spanish language version: Protección de los participantes humanos de la investigación. Institutions may elect to use these free tutorials to fulfill the requirement for education in the protection of human research participants. For more information on this requirement for NIH-supported human subjects research, … Continue reading “Protecting Human Research Participants Tutorial Now Available in Spanish”